Politics
Anil Desai, the Rajya Sabha MP, will be Shiv Sena's representative at the meet.
  • Tuesday, May 21, 2019 - 16:29

Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray will skip the dinner meeting hosted by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Amit Shah in Delhi on Tuesday evening, which will be attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Anil Desai, the Rajya Sabha MP, will be Shiv Sena's representative at the meet.

"BJP President had invited Udhavji and he called him up also. But he is not going. Subhash Desai will attend the dinner," Shiv Sena leader and Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Raut told the media here.

He also raised questions on holding such a meeting ahead of the results, asking: "Till the results come out and things get clear, what will we do in Delhi?"

The counting of votes for the just-held Lok Sabha elections will be taken up on May 23. The meeting, which comes two days ahead of the counting of votes, is likely to chalk out a strategy for the post-poll scenario.

On Sunday, multiple exit polls conducted by TV channels suggested that the BJP would return to power when the results are announced on Thursday. 

While few predictions claimed that the BJP would win a majority number of seats on its own, other exit polls predicted that the party would put together a majority with the help of its allies in the NDA. The BJP won a majority 282 seats in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections while the alliance NDA won 336 seats.